Musiques du Mali
Diata Sya or Sound Diata Sya (=the descendants of Soundiata Keita, the emporer of Mali
of the 13th century)
go back to beginning of Malian rap. Five artists, Madani Touré "Chanana", Moussa Koné "N-Bee",
Kamadou Sidibé "Krimo", Makamba Doumbia and Karou Kaba formed together a rap group
Black Boys in the early 1990s. After the departure of Makamba Doumbia and Karou Kaba, the band was renamed
Diata Sya, under the leadership of Chanana who was also a well-known rap music radio show host.
Diata Sya performed as underground group in Bamako for years, and then worked with Ital Vibes and Yoro Sangaré, developing a new style called ragga hip hop. A first album, with their biggest hit thusfar
A second album is now out, with featuring of various prominent Malian musicians and rappers, such as King, Amkoullel, Tata Pound, Doudou Masta, Cheick Tidiane Seck, but also Mokobé and Oxmo Puccino.
You can buy their latest CD here.
|Djekafo||2005||Kourtrajmé / Distribution Seydoni||CD||Buy this CD here|
|Boomba||2003||Kourtrajmé/ Mali K7 S.A.||Local cassette production|